Family Stargazing Night at Derwent Waterside Park

Friday 8th November 2019 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm

Derwent Waterside Park Visitor Centre

Endmundbuyers, Consett, DH8 9TT


Join the team from Stargazing Nights for an evening in Derwent Waterside Park to learn all about the Moon, and how to explore its surface from the comfort of Earth. You'll also discover the best conditions, times of the month, and times of day to continue your explorations, as well as how to choose a telescope and/or a pair of binoculars.

You'll also learn about the star constellations and other objects visible on the night of the event. If conditions are clear, we'll head outside for a real-time tour of the Moon, using binoculars (we have enough for everyone) and telescopes. You'll learn how to identify some of the Moon's most interesting features, such as the main craters, 'seas' and mountain ranges.

If you have a smartphone with you, you'll have the chance to take a photograph of the Moon through the telescope eyepiece (most phones are more than capable of this).

Booking required.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


This event is being organised by Stargazing Nights who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Please contact Stargazing Nights directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Friday 8th November 2019

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Derwent Waterside Park Visitor Centre on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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